Top five IT/Business Strategies tips of 2007

Aligning IT's needs with those of the business can be a delicate balancing act. Check out the top five IT/Business Strategies tips of 2007 for insights on how to meet the goals of both organizations.

A successful IT organization begins with strong leadership, a solid IT team and an overall strategy for implementing systems and delivering high-quality service to the business. Our top five IT/Business Strategies advice columns of 2007 offer CIOs advice for developing a technology strategy and managing an IT organization that can consistently meet the business' needs.

Wireless investments key to future success
[Jeff Kelly, Associate Editor]
The day when wireless network capabilities surpass those of their wired counterparts is fast approaching, according to one industry watcher. That means the time to invest in advanced wireless technology is now.

CIOs save green by going green in the data center
[Jeff Kelly, Associate Editor]
CIOs who are using green IT options to improve energy efficiencies in their data centers are also seeing improved cost savings.

Remote backup: Making the business case to your CEO
[Herman Mehling, Contributor]
CIOs are being forced to take a closer look at their remote backup plans as they staff more off-site workers and face continual compliance concerns.

Monitoring technologies making headway with CIOs
[Garry Kranz, Contributor]
Catching unscrupulous employees gambling online isn't the only reason to monitor your employees' Web activity. Employee monitoring can also help CIOs make better use of network resources.

Operational-level agreement: An IT game plan for CIOs
[Jeff Kelly, Associate Editor]
Though underused, operational-level agreements can improve working relationships, minimize confusion and increase the successful delivery of critical IT services.


This was first published in December 2007

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